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The Boar’s Head Carol

The Boar’s Head Carol

December 24, 2019

This podcast tells the long, strange story of one of England's oldest Christmas carols: The Boar's Head Carol. IF Associate Professor Laura Saetveit Miles interviews University of Oxford's Owen Rees, professor of music and director of the Queen's College Chapel Choir. Learn about where this venerable juletide music tradition came from, and even how books can protect you from wild animals. 

Audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=977k4yrd6Fk

Image: Bringing in the Boar's Head at The Queen's College, Oxford, from the "Illustrated London News," 24 December 1846. From https://spellerweb.net/cmindex/Boars/QueenBoar.html

‘O Holy Night’ and the Abolitionist Movement

‘O Holy Night’ and the Abolitionist Movement

December 3, 2019

In today's episode (in English), our Fullbright-professor from last year, Matthew Teutsch, shows us how the third verse of the famous carol song 'O Holy Night' has ties to the Ablitionist Movement.

Dagens luke er laget av Fullbright-professor Matthew Teutsch og handler om den kjente julesangen 'O helga natt'. Vanligvis synges kun de to første versene, men det finnes et tredje vers og det er dette Teutsch snakker om i dagens luke og setter det i forbindelse med kampen for å få slutt på slaveriet:

Truly He taught us to love one another
His law is love and His gospel is peace
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His name all oppression shall cease
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name

Bakgrunnsmusikken er hentet fra freemusicpublicdomain.com:

 "O Holy Night - Jon Saylesl"
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


No White Christmas in Hawaii

No White Christmas in Hawaii

December 1, 2019

In this podcast our PhD candidate Julia King tells us about the pidgin version of the carol song The 12 Days of Christmas where elements has been changed to fit into the Hawaiian climate and culture.

Vi forbinder julen med snø og "White Christmas" men mange steder i verden er det helt andre ting man forbinder med julen. I dagens adventsluke forteller stipendiat Julia King om julefeiring på Hawaii og hvordan man bytter ut elementene i kjente julesanger slik at de passer med julen der.

“Humoursocialisation. Why are Danes (not) so funny (as they think they are)?” – Interview with Lita Lundquist

“Humoursocialisation. Why are Danes (not) so funny (as they think they are)?” – Interview with Lita Lundquist

November 21, 2019


In October 2019, the research group MoMM held its second seminar that brought together researchers from Norway and Denmark. In this issue of our programme, we talk with Lita Lundquist - a member of the research group TYPOlex from the Copenhagen Business School and a participant of the seminar. She tells us about her current project on humoursocialisation and a new book, which will be published in January 2020 - https://samfundslitteratur.dk/bog/humorsocialisering


Music: Royalty Free Music by Bensound

A Medievalist meets Bruno Latour: the Science and Religion Debate, Image-Making, and the Annunciation

A Medievalist meets Bruno Latour: the Science and Religion Debate, Image-Making, and the Annunciation

August 24, 2018

Critics continue to engage in the science vs religion debate, but over a decade ago came one of the most original interjections - from French anthropologist, philosopher, and sociologist Bruno Latour (1947- ), who also received the Holberg Prize in 2013, conferred by the University of Bergen. This podcast takes a close look at his 2005 essay “‘Thou Shall Not Freeze-Frame,’ or, How Not to Misunderstand the Science and Religion Debate," published in the book Science, Religion, and the Human Experience, ed. James D. Proctor (Oxford). What does he argue, does it work, and what would a fourteenth-century Christian have to say about it? Medievalist and literary critic Dr. Laura Saetveit Miles offers a new look at Latour's analysis of meaning- and image-making over the centuries. 


Photo: Manuel Braun, from holbergprisen.no

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